Lamb cutlets with pistachio & herb dressing

Lamb cutlets with pistachio & herb dressing

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins

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Serves 2

Simplicity is key with this romantic dish- it's ready in under 20 minutes so you can spend more time with your guest

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  • 4 French-trimmed lamb cutlets (you can ask your butcher to do this)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes

For the dressing

  • 25g pistachios
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, torn
  • 2 dill sprigs, roughly torn

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  1. For the dressing, put the pistachios in a frying pan over a low-medium heat, and toss them around until golden and toasted. Roughly chop, then tip them into a bowl with the olive oil and herbs. Season lightly with salt and set aside.
  2. Rub the lamb with the oil. Bash the chilli and a little salt to a rough powder, then sprinkle over the lamb. Heat a barbecue to hot, or a griddle pan over a high heat, and cook the cutlets for 2 mins on each side for medium, or longer if you prefer your meat well done. Transfer to a serving plate and spoon on the pistachio & herb dressing. Serve with the Courgette & anchovy salad (see related recipes, right).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2013

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sarapaine23's picture

It’s a curious thing how often lamb seems to be associated with romantic dishes, the last 2 weddings I went to – we were served lamb, the last valentine set menu restaurant went to, it was lamb again. This seems to be a relatively recent feature in the dirty calendar but this recipe looks pretty amazing anyway. I’m a chef (all-be-it a pub chef) but have done my stints in the luxury wedding venues and preparing flashy wedding food, incidentally anyone looking for real good, real original dishes be it for a private little bash in the garden or as a part of organising a wedding should check out the cater websites for culinary ideas, that’s what we do at the pub I’m at ! because these carters need to continually change and evolve to remain competitive they like to promote their latest ideas, so we only need to visit their sites and nick their ideas check out this site for some cool and stealable ideas ( now they are not always practical but it’s the go to place if you need pretty and original ideas fast.